In 2022, a record number of housing units were constructed in the Czech Republic since 2007
Last year, builders in the Czech Republic completed the highest number of apartments since 2007. Compared to the previous year, the number of completed apartments increased by 14% to 39,398. However, construction costs have risen, and the duration of construction has also increased.
According to České noviny, citing the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ), the highest number of apartments were constructed last year in the Central Bohemian Region and Prague, while the fewest apartments were constructed in the Karlovy Vary Region.
More than half of the completed apartments in the Czech Republic last year were in family houses. "This even represented a maximum for apartments in family houses. After the boom of the 1970s, over 20,000 apartments were not constructed in any other year," said Silvie Lukavcová from the Department of Construction and Housing Statistics at CZSO.
At the same time, according to CZSO data, an additional 400,000 Czech crowns (€16,800) per year were needed for the construction of one apartment in a family house, and an additional 140,000 Czech crowns (approximately €6,000) in a multi-apartment building. The construction of a multi-apartment building took an average of 41 months, while a family house took 40 months. The residential area of an apartment remained almost unchanged compared to the previous year, averaging 71 square meters.
According to statistics, one-fifth of the completed apartments were located in the Central Bohemian Region, where two-thirds of the apartments were in family houses. Additionally, construction in the metropolis traditionally focused on multi-apartment buildings. In annual calculations, the number of completed apartments decreased only in the Vysočina and South Moravian regions, according to the statistics.
The number of new constructions initiated in the Czech Republic decreased by approximately 2,700 to 42,242 last year compared to the previous year.
As reported by The Gaze, following Germany, Hungary, and other European countries, the Czech Republic has introduced unlimited train travel during the summer period starting from June 15.
The new tickets are primarily aimed at travelers, as train travel to the Czech Republic is said to be very convenient. The ticket allows passengers to use trains for any distance and board or alight at any station.